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5/8/2019
Now it starts.  Too much to keep up with in Wisconsin, and that is one nice problem for an outdoorsman. OWO Columnist Wayne Morgenthaler and his son Neal spelled double trouble for two Richland County gobblers after four days of not filling tags. We put the May-June issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors to bed last week with 100,000 copies being distributed statewide. Look for your copy at any Kwik Trip statewide…that’s 400 stores ...
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  • 6/23/2017 9:40:00 AM
    The second-generation chick shown here is one reason the 2017 breeding season is one for the history books. Photo courtesy Beverly Paulan    2017 breeding season one to whoop about   A history-making breeding season is winding down for whooping cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population that summers in Wisconsi...
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    MADISON – A recent spike in reports about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam attempts to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) coincides with a warning from the IRS about a new variation on this never-ending scam. In this new twist, the IRS reports that phone scammers have recently begun tellin...
  • 6/23/2017 9:35:00 AM
    Visit your favorite patch of grassland, pasture, or weedy field to look and listen for dickcissels. Photo courtesy of Ryan Brady    NESTS ARE FULL AND FEEDERS SLOW   In the bird world, summer is firmly here. Many birds are in the heart of their nesting season -- males singing vigorously to announce their t...
  • 6/23/2017 9:35:00 AM
    Department of Interior Announces Recovery and Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Population  MISSOULA, Mont.—The U.S. Department of Interior announced the recovery of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population as well as its intent to remove federal protections and return management to state agencies. “The Rocky Mou...
  • 6/19/2017 8:25:00 AM
    Introduce your toddler or pre-school aged child to the outdoors during Story Time with Animals on Wednesday June 21 from 10:00am-11:30am at the MacKenzie Center. While sitting in our wildlife exhibit, listen and follow along to a story with the animals! Upon completion of the nature-the...
  • 6/16/2017 11:00:00 AM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4247 MADISON - Department of Natural Resources staff will hold a June 19 public meeting to gather input regarding the draft Northwoods Region portion of the Recreation Opportunities Analysis. This initial Northwoods Region ROA draft [PDF] identifies future opportunities to p...
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    Agenda items 2B1, 2B2a, 2B2b, 2B3, 4A1, and 5A have been posted to the June meeting agenda of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
  • 6/16/2017 10:55:00 AM
    June 13, 2017 Preliminary spring turkey harvest registrations see slight decrease from 2016MADISON - Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 43,341 birds during the 2017 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, a slight decrease from the spring 2016 season. - Read Full Article Shakespeare in the Park returns for third season at W...
  • 6/16/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Since 2007, the primary objective of On Wisconsin Outdoors has been to inform and entertain our readers with tactics and stories on the great outdoors; that’s what we do. But we also recognize that without the freedoms we inherited from those who came before us, and guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States, we would not be able to ...
  • 6/16/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Updates regarding the agendas and minutes of meetings for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. This information has recently been updated with a number of advisory committee dates which are now available.  http://dnr.wi.gov//About/WCC/meetings.html
  • 6/16/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Recent storms packing torrential downpours have fueled floods and strong fast currents, prompting the Wis. Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement to remind the public to think safety when planning water trips by first checking local conditions and to always wear a life jacket on the water. Read more... htt...
  • 6/16/2017 10:25:00 AM
    Today is  World Blood Donor Day!Did you know … 62 countries collect 100% of their blood supply from volunteer blood donors Half of all blood donations are collected in high-income countries, which are home to less than 20% of the world’s population BloodCenter of Wisconsin serves more than 50 hospitals across Wisconsin...
  • 6/13/2017 9:00:00 AM
    June 12, 2017 Steve Suman The current forecast, subject to change at any time, indicates a somewhat warm, wet week ahead. Best advice is to make your plans – including a “Plan B” – and keep an eye on the sky for developing storms. So far, this spring is a weather roller coaster ride! “Muskies and northern pike are s...
  • 6/13/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Water levels return to more seasonal levels; warmer water temps bring bluegill, smallmouth bass on to spawning beds  This past week brought hot and humid weather to a majority of the state, with small...
  • 6/13/2017 8:50:00 AM
    Fishing has really heat up in the last week.  The largemouth bass and bluegills have completed spawning and are actively feeding.  With the hot temps predicted this week, the fishing outlook remains great. Bluegill fishing has been good in 10-12 ft of water.  Look for scattered sand pockets and weeds.  The best location has bee...
  • 6/13/2017 8:50:00 AM
    With the warm weather, Lake Geneva has been starting to heat up and fishing has gone from below average to excellent in just a week.  Boat traffic has also increased so make sure you get out on the water early. Rock bass have been everywhere throughout the water column and every spot you fish you will catch them.  This is the best time t...
  • 6/7/2017 3:20:00 PM
    June 6, 2017 Newport State Park designated as International Dark Sky ParkELLISON BAY, Wis. - Newport State Park, Wisconsin's only wilderness state park, has now also become the first state park in Wisconsin to be designated an International Dark Sky Park, one of just 48 parks in the world to earn the designation. - Read Full Article Jump int...
  • 6/7/2017 3:20:00 PM
    2017 Badger State Games   Saturday June 17, 2017      The Badger State Games - Track & Field Event is returning to Veterans Memorial Sports Complex at UW-La Crosse.  This event takes place on  Saturday June 17, 2017, and is open to all ages and abilities.  Over 500 part...
  • 6/7/2017 3:15:00 PM
    Steve Suman   This week looks to be the best of the year so far this spring, with the exception of “chances” of showers later in the week. Otherwise, clear skies, cool nights, and warm, sunny days. Nothing more to say, other than get out now and enjoy this long-awaited break in the weather!   “Cold temperatures, wind...
  • 6/7/2017 3:15:00 PM
    HORICON, Wis. - Families and outdoor enthusiasts in search of fun summeractivities are encouraged to head to Horicon Marsh in June for a number ofevents.And, don't forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and VisitorCenter's new Explorium while visiting the marshThursday, June 8, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at the MarshJoin a Wisconsin De...
  • 6/7/2017 3:15:00 PM
    River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Located at 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Highway 2), in Ashland and Scott Bretting Reports: Trolling has been phenomenal!!! Hot spots have been the Coast Guard Dock, the Shore of Long Island, and Big Bay Point off of Madeline Island where the water is looking clear. Anglers have been catching nice Browns,...
  • 6/7/2017 3:05:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—Greg Sheehan, director of Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources, has been named deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and as its acting director until one is nominated and confirmed. “RMEF is pleased to endorse a wildlife professional who supports and understands the issues we face in the Ame...